#2,334: Land of Mine
Green Room - ★★★½☆
I liked this a lot more than Blue Ruin. Can't wait to see what color they make next!
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - ★★½☆☆
What makes this movie feel weird is the scenes that are written, but not shot, like a comedy. That and and all the plot someone crammed into the third act.
La La Land - ★★★☆☆
Really put this one off for a while, even though I liked Whiplash, because all of the buzz was making it feel like homework. It's really showy. If we play the Oscar™ best = most game, I think this wins for Most Directing.
Land of Mine - ★★★★☆
A good name for this movie would be "Dane-gerous Mines"
(That's a terrific joke, for a terrific movie. My pick for the foreign film Oscar™.)